Nomocharis seed wanted

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Jeddeloh
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Nomocharis seed wanted

I would love to get my hands on some nomocharis seed to try Gene Mirro's start them in the fall under lights method. I already have a light set up I just need the seed. Any species or color is fine-I'm not picky.

I have a seed import permit so I can receive seed from overseas. I don't have much in the way of seed to trade right now except Erythronium revolutum but I can send out fresh seed of Trillium kurabayashii, Trillium ovatum or Pseudotrillium rivale next year. I will of course reimburse for postage and padded mailer.

Thank you,
Jan Jeddeloh

RickR
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I have my first nomocharis seedlings this year, from seed from a NARGS/SRGC forumist.  I've tried 3-4 times with seed ex seeds and they never even germinated.  Hope you find some, Jan.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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Jan wrote:

I would love to get my hands on some nomocharis seed to try Gene Mirro's start them in the fall under lights method.  I already have a light set up I just need the seed.  Any species or color is fine-I'm not picky. 

I have a seed import permit so I can receive seed from overseas.  I don't have much in the way of seed to trade right now except Erythronium revolutum but I can send out fresh seed of Trillium kurabayashii, Trillium ovatum or Pseudotrillium rivale next year. I will of course reimburse for postage and padded mailer. 

Thank you,
Jan Jeddeloh

I am sorry Jan, I would gladly send some if I had, but the slugs always attack and devour the plants so I am glad whenever I see a single flower :-\

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Toole
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Jan wrote:

I would love to get my hands on some nomocharis seed to try Gene Mirro's start them in the fall under lights method.  I already have a light set up I just need the seed.  Any species or color is fine-I'm not picky. 

I have a seed import permit so I can receive seed from overseas. 

Thank you,
Jan Jeddeloh

Hello Jan

Not sure whether you have had any replies ---here is one of my clumps currently in bloom .Let me know if you ,(and others),want me to save seed and i'll note my diary.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

RickR
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I have to say that I've tried to germinate Nomocharis seed from a few different seed exchanges before, and Dave's seeds are the only ones I've had luck with.  Maybe it's because they are so fresh, coming from down under.
Thanks, Dave!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Toole
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Hello Rick
Pleased to hear of your sucess. :)

Here's a few others currently in bloom -- i grow a number of the species close together so can't guarantee how true the seed will be .In any case i think they are all beautiful  :-*

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Dave, I am jealous! I wouldn't mind growing any Nomocharis be it a species or hybrid :o

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Jeddeloh
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Joined: 2010-05-02

The seed I got from Gene Mirro is germinating!  It's under lights downstairs. Now if I can just make sure not to let it dry out.

Jan

Jan Jeddeloh, Portland, Oregon, USA, Zone 8.  Rainy winters (40 inches or 1 meter) and pleasant dry summers which don't start until July most years!

Tim Ingram
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Joined: 2011-04-27

Dave - those really are exquisite plants! Not for us in the south of Britain. There is a great article about these in an old AGS Bulletin (Vol. 19, p. 134, 1951), by David Wilkie who was at the RBG Edinburgh. He recommends sowing seed in the winter in a warm house and growing them on like this for two or three years before planting out. He mentions one species basilissa of pure luminous salmon scarlet. Parts of New Zealand must be an ideal climate for them.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Never heard of a red Nomocharis, nor the species name basilissa, so with the magic of Google you can feast your eyes on exquisite Nomocharis photos from China, including N. baslissa. Enjoy (mouse over any photo for an enlarged version):

Note, for people on slower internet connection, the photos in this gallery page are large, but worth the wait.
http://www.planta.cn/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26610&sid=88b06f4a3f435e52332...

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Tony Willis
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Joined: 2011-02-01

I see those pictures were contributed by Arisaema who if the same person has posted on the SRGC site and who has moved to live in China. There are some other pictures on his facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/trilliumno

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